Chris Matthews compliments Obama as ‘cold blooded’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:50 EDT
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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews paid an odd compliment to President Barack Obama Tuesday.

“This president is — and I mean this positively — cold blooded,” he said.

“I think people who are chief executives of this country and they have all the fire power before them, they have to be willing to use it or they shouldn’t take the job. It’s very simple. If you’re not willing to use our military power, if you’re not willing to kill people when you have to, you shouldn’t take that job.”

“This president is not a wimp about using power,” he added. “In fact, I dare say he’s pretty cold blooded. He went after the pirates, he actually called for the contract, he called for the hit. He did it again here.”

Watch this from MSNBC’s Hardball, broadcast May 3, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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